About The Candle


“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams

State and local governance is not getting the coverage in the news as much as it used to. 

The Candle will try and address the need for getting more in-depth news reported on – one state and one town at a time.

Write to us with your thoughts and story ideas – and scoops are always welcome. (See contact information below.) 

We have some incredible sources, which we protect solidly, and we are encouraged by how many others are coming forward with information.


The Candle’s plan calls for a full rolling out of our new format late in the summer.

Much of our coverage will be on state legislative and executive governance issues in three New England states, two states in the Midwest and two in the Southwest.

We recently started covering Pepperell,  ahead of the original schedule we laid out for an expansion of the coverage into a few more states and some local communities.

We are also in the process of re-formatting the home page and all the back-up pages, as the focus will be more regional, with a local news component.

It will take us a bit of time in bringing about the change we want, as The Candle is a small and slow growing operation.

We will be adding contributing reporters and columnists over the summer months.

The Candle also plans to do a year-long series starting in October about transparency in local government ad the importance of town meeting forms of government.

Our current goal is to monitor the way thirty towns (10 each from three New England states).

Thank you for your interest. 

Write to us at:

[email protected]

If you have a lead or wish to share information but not have your identity publicly disclosed, please send an email to the above address and DO NOT reveal your story. Just write something like “I have a story or information I think you could report on.”

And we will then contact you via another independent and very private email address.

You can also reach us at (505) 501-1570. Leave a message or text if we cannot immediately take your call. We will call back quickly.